GIF News Issue #13
March / April 1990:
Look at Workstations, BBS's pay business rates on their phone lines, JMPlayer review, Amiga 24 bit graphics, the first VGA page ever.
Hsiao & Hunter, Inc.'s GIF News March/April 1991 Released: March 8, 1991 After about a week delay, the March/April issue is finally here. I apologize for the delay. Anyway, this issue has articles on: Workstations of the 90's, telephone companies charging business rates on BBS phone lines, Amiga 24-Bit graphics, ATI VGA Wonder+, a new different Soundtracker player for the Sound Blaster, and alot more. Thanks for taking the time to download GIF News. Please feel free to upload it to other BBS's in your local calling area. GIF News now available worldwide via Internet. You can now subscribe via E-mail to have GIF News delivered right to you. All you need is a UUDECODER to do so. If your mail handler rejects messages over 100K, I can split the file up and send it to you in parts. GIF News can also be be obtained through various anonymous FTP sites around the world. Try wuarchive.wustl.edu and grape.ecs.clarkson.edu - look in the /pub directory on wuarchive and the /incoming on clarkson. GIF News welcomes all our new worldwide readers from the net. You can always recognize which GIF News issue is up by the filename. For example: gn91-03.zip | |_ | | ||__ GIF | | News | March | 1991 GIF News comes out every other month so look for gn91-05.zip in May. If you want back issues, let me know or send me a Self-Addressed-Stamped-Envelope with a disk (please include some .GIF files or anything else you might think is interesting on that disk). gn91-01.zip, gn90-09.zip, gn90-07.zip, gn90-05.zip should be up on wuarchive.wustl.edu last time I checked. They're also up on the Channel 1 BBS in Cambridge, MA (617)354-8873. GIF News is always looking for writers, articles, comments, etc. You can correspond with me by: US Mail: Eric Hsiao 7 Fair Way Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-5014 Special note: Alternate US Mail address - this address will reach me quicker if you plan on mailing me sometime between the dates [January 15, 1991] to [May 1, 1991]: Eric Hsiao 406-A BARH RPI Troy, New York 12180-3590 Prodigy: XPJD96B E-mail (Internet): Eric_Hsiao@mts.rpi.edu email@example.com (Bitnet): userGJ8L@rpitsmts.bitnet Note: Compuserve users can send mail to Internet. To find out more information, please refer to your Subscription Kit. Thanks again. For advertising info, please read GIFNEWS.ADS Also, there have been recent changes in advertising policy. Please read GN-NEW.TXT for more info.
There have been some new features and major changes to GIF News in this issue. Here is a list of them: * The 4th page of GIF News is a MCGA/VGA 320x200 in 256 Color page, GIF News' first VGA page. The filename, instead of being called GN9103-4.GIF is instead called GN9103V4.GIF where the V stands for VGA. The first three pictures are still in 640x350 16 color EGA. * In regard to advertising, GIF News is still giving free ad space. However, in order to keep your free ad, you must notify me every other month that you want to keep your ad in it, submitting any changes that you have. For example, if you have a BBS ad in GIF News in the current issue, you must notify me 10 days before the next issue will come out that you want your ad in it (i.e. you have an ad in the March/April issue, you must notify me by April 21st in order to get the ad in the May/June issue) Failure to do so will result in your ad not being included. However, if you have a donation-paid ad, you will automatically thereafter get smaller than 1/5 page free ads in the next 6 issues. For example, your current donation- paid ad is in the March/April issue. You do not have to keep notifying me for free ad space for the next six issues. They will automatically be included. After that, you must notify me that you wish to keep your ad in it. * Donations do not necessarily have to be in the form of money. Hardware/software or anything else useful is acceptable forms of donation. Contact me and we'll discuss what will be a suitable form of donation. For example, if you're XYZ Modem Company and you donate a V.32bis modem, your modem could be reviewed in a feature article. The following is a basic guideline in donation-paid ads: $5-$25 will get you about 1/4-1/3 page. Over $15, you can have custom-made pictures and graphics. $25-$50 is equivalent to 1/3-3/4 page. Again, over $35, you can have custom graphics and logos designed for you. Over $50 can get a full page ad. Over $65 if you want custom graphics and designs. Ads can also accept graphics that you may already have. Full Page Ads can be in any VGA standard resolution mode, as long as it is under 30K. These are only guidelines, not set rates. I am willing to negotiate. Please contact me for more details. * Thank-you again for taking the time to download GIF News, and please be sure to upload it to as many places as you can. - Eric Hsiao, Editor-In-Chief
* FREE ADVERTISING * FREE ADVERTISING * FREE ADVERTISING * FREE ADVERTISING * That's right! Advertise for free in GIF News today! Anything under 1/5 of a page is absolutely free! Advertise your BBS, advertise your business, advertise anything of interest to the computer world. All you have to do is mail your ad to me 10 days before the next issue is due out (i.e. Apr. 20th for the May/June 1991 issue). Also, please consider a small donation or contribution if you enjoy reading GIF News. You will help offset the cost of long distance calls to upload GIF News to a BBS near you, plus you'll get a bigger ad space. I make no profit, and I create GIF News as a hobby and to help the free exchange of information. If you want to advertise a BBS, all I ask is that you add me to your user roster, giving me a normal user account and password (which you can mail to me along with your ad). Thank-you, Eric Hsiao Editor of GIF News * FREE ADVERTISING * FREE ADVERTISING * FREE ADVERTISING * FREE ADVERTISING * Note: GIF News has the right to refuse any advertisement, and complaints arising from any advertisements should be directed toward the advertiser, not GIF News. GIF News is a free publication which may be freely copied and distributed, so long as no modifications what- so-ever are made.